The Baton Rouge Folklife Survey is an initiative of the Louisiana Division of the Arts Folklife Program, a state agency. Since 1979, the Prgram has initiated projects to identify and document Louisiana's traditional cultures and art forms and share information about their traditions and art forms with the general public. Very little research has focused on Baton Rouge, so it is our current project.
Funded in part with a new NEA grant, folklorists will document community traditions, art forms, and events and then provide essays and photographs to be added to the Folklife in Louisiana website (www.louisianafolklife.org).
They will also help identify the following:
For more information, please contact Maida Owens, Louisiana Folklife Program.